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Australia announces online visa applications for Indians from July 1

The Australian government today announced that Indian nationals can apply for a visitor visa online starting from first July. Australia’s Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Alex Hawke, said the online application option would make applying for the country’s visitor visas easier and enhance the experience for Indians.Online lodgement for visitor visa applications is

Intel announces Core X, including new Core i9 chips

Intel announces Core X, including new Core i9 chips

 New family of ‘Core X’ desktop processors and its first 18-core high-end Core i9 CPUs is unveiled by Intel at Computex in Taipei .  The Intel ‘Core X’ family of desktop processors start at $242 for the Intel Core i5-7640X (4-cores and 4-threads). The Core i7 X-Series range from a $339 and i7 models come in


Snapdeal announces two-day ‘Welcome 2017’ sale

New Delhi:  Domestic e-commerce giant Snapdeal on Saturday announced a two-day “Welcome 2017” sale on January 8 and 9. The sale offers up to 70 per cent discount on clothing, mobile phones, home appliances and other electronics products. Users can purchase Redmi Note 3 at Rs 11,999, Samsung J2 Pro (16GB) at Rs 9,490, iPhone


Akhilesh announces financial help for train mishap victims

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 50,000 for the seriously injured and Rs 25,000 for those sustaining minor injuries in the train accident in Kanpur earlier in the day. The Chief Minister has also directed officials to ensure prompt and proper treatment of the injured and warned

SAD announces three more candidates

Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal today announced three more candidates for Punjab Assembly elections due next year. Deputy Chief Minister and party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said Darshan Singh Kotfatta will contest from Malout Assembly seat, Harpreet Singh will from Bhucho and Amit Ratan will be the party candidate from Bathinda rural Assembly constituency.

AAP rebels announces form new party, to contest elections on nine seats

Khanna: In a major jolt to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the rebel leaders and volunteers have decided to form a new party and contest elections in nine constituencies. The revolt of party leaders and volunteers in Fatehgarh Sahib Lok Sabha constituency would be another major jolt for the party as its Member of Parliament Harinder

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SAD announces 2nd list of candidates for Punjab Polls

Chandigarh: SAD announces second list of candidates Chandigarh, Nov 26 (PTI) Ruling Shiromani Akali Daltonight announced the second list of nine party candidates, including five new faces, who will contest the 2017 Assembly elections. In a statement here, SAD President Sukhbir Badal said that the remaining candidates will also be declared shortly. Among the candidates were

Kejri announces candidature of Bhagwant against Sukhbir

Jalalabad:National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the maiden day of his 11-day tour of Punjab, proposed the name of Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann to contest against Deputy Chief Minister and SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal. While addressing his first rally on the political home-turf of Sukhbir, Kejriwal

Pb govt. announces Rs 5 Lakh ex-gratia to martyred family member

Chandigarh: Punjab Govt announces Rs 5 Lakh ex-gratia and a government job for one family member of martyred jawan Gursewak Singh in Chandigarh on

RGV announces first international project ‘NUCLEAR’

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Modnay announced his first international project titled “NUCLEAR,” which will be made at the whopping budget of Rs 340 crore. The 54-year-old director took to Twitter to share the news and details about his maiden international film. “My 1st international film to be made at a cost of 340

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Ex-serviceman’s suicide: Pb Cong announces protests tomorrow

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today announced statewide protests in all the districts tomorrow over ex-serviceman Subedar Ram Kishen Grewal’s suicide and the “shabby and inhumane” treatment meted out to the deceased jawan’s family members. Lashing out at the Narendra Modi-led central government in general and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in particular, he said both

BJP announces poll committee for Punjab

Chandigarh: BJP announced a 16-member poll committee for Punjab which is going to polls early next year on Wednesday. The names were announced by Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla. The committee includes, besides Sampla, state organisation general secretary Dinesh Kumar, national vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, national secretary Tarun Chugh, national executive member and former state

Govt announces ‘High Altitude medal’ for border troops

Greater Noida: Border-guarding troops deployed on posts above 9,000 feet will now be decorated with a new ‘high altitude medal’ to recognise their services in the tough terrain and adverse climate areas, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today. Officiating as the chief guest for the 55th Raising Day celebrations of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police here,

BCCI announces U-19 Challenger Trophy squads

New Delhi: The junior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the squads for the Under-19 Challenger Trophy which will be held at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh from October 26 to 29. A total of 39 names have been announced with each of the squads — India

Badal announces helpline for defence personnel, veterans

Amritsar: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said a helpline would soon be set up to address grievances of serving defence personnel and veterans in the state. He speaking here after inaugurating the Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum costing Rs 130 crore. Badal said the helpline would be set up at state

Badal announces 50% subsidy on Shrimp Production

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced a subsidy of 50 percent to give further boost to the production of shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (commonly known as Jhinga fish) across the state. A decision to this effect was taken by Badal while presiding over a meeting with the progressive fish farmers and fishery

Varanasi stampede: PM expresses grief, announces ex-gratia

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief at the loss of lives in a stampede in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, and announced an ex- gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those killed. He also directed officials to ensure all possible help is extended to those affected. “Deeply saddened

Zee Entertainment announces foray into radio

Mumbai: Indian content conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) on Thursday announced its foray into the radio industry with the acquisition of UAEs Hum 106.2 FM radio station. This now enables ZEE provide an extensive media solution to its partners through television, radio and digital media. After being a pioneer with the launch of India’s

Government announces 78 days bonus for railway employees

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday announced a productivity-linked bonus for the railway employees for 78 days. Briefing the media after the Cabinet meet, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the railway employees would be given a bonus for 78 days before the festive season. “The Cabinet has cleared the proposal of giving productivity-linked bonus

Lisa Haydon announces her marriage

Mumbai: Actress Lisa Haydon has announced that she is soon getting married. Lisa shared the news on her Instagram account On Tuesday along with a photograph with her beau. She posted an image of herself with her boyfriend Dino Lalvani with whom she has previously posted a number of photographs on the photo-sharing website. In the